(1945 - 1999)
ARCHBOLD - Anna M. Morton, 53, of Archbold, died late Wednesday evening,
May 5, 1999, in Community Hospital of Williams County-Bryan, after an extended
Prior to her retirement, she had worked at Lugbill Supply Center in
Born on Aug. 23, 1945, in Bryan, she was the daughter of Mary F. (Walters)
and Ernest Knappenberger. She married Terry Morton, and he survives.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Matt
(Danielle) Welsh of Archbold; a son, Reid Lee of Cincinnati; a stepson,
Kevin Morton of Archbold; a stepdaughter, Teresa Morton of Santa Monica,
Calif.; four grandchildren; a sister, Lea Ann Storrer of Archbold; a halfbrother,
Dean Knappenberger and a halfsister, Katie Gehring, both of Garden Grove,
Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home in Archbold today, from
2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral
home, with the Rev. Bob Staup officiating. Interment will follow in the
Preferred memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
(1915 - 1999)
PIONEER - Mildred Catherine Rahmer, 83, formerly of Sherwood, died Tuesday,
May 4, 1999, at her home.
Born July 16, 1915, to Daisy (Boters) and John Cipp, she was a homemaker.
On March 5, 1939, she married Glenn J. Rahmer, who survives. She graduated
from Delaware Bend School in 1934 in Defiance County.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Roger and (and
wife, Edna) Rahmer of Prattville, Mich.; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Wanda)
Phillips of Angola, Ind., and Ms. Marsha K. Browns of Defiance; a brother
John "Junior" Cipp of Defiance and a sister Mrs. Dorothy Brockhause of
Churubusco, Ind. along with six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Arthur; a brother, Harold; and four
sisters, Mable Culler, Esther Parker, Florence Kimling and Ethel Sohn.
Mrs. Rahmer was a member of the Pioneer United Methodist Church, Dorcas
Circle of the church, and a former employee of Spokes Family restaurant.
Visitation will be from 4-8 Saturday at Thompson Funeral Home-Pioneer.
Funeral Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Pioneer United
Methodist Church with the Rev. David White officiating. Burial will be
in Floral Grove Cemetery, Pioneer.
Memorials may be made to Pioneer United Methodist Church.
Lowell J. Kelley
(1921 - 1999)
AUBURN, Ind. - Lowell J. Kelley, 77, formerly of Bryan, Ohio, and recently
of Auburn, died unexpectedly Monday evening, May 3, 1999, in the DeKalb
Born in Ney, Ohio, on July 20, 1921, he was the son of Audrey (Harmon)
and Donald Kelley. He was a member of the Hopewell United Brethren Church
in Auburn, and had been employed as a tool and die maker with Fulton Tubing,
retiring in 1987. He then was with Regent Mfg., retiring from there in
On April 19, 1941, he married Doris E. Hane and she survives. He is
also survived by a son, Douglas Kelley of Auburn; a brother, Don Kelley
of Redding, Calif.; a stepsister, Gladys Wise of Wauseon; three grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Robert and a daughter, Beverly.
The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-9 at the
Rice Funeral Home-Bryan. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the funeral
home with the Rev. Darwin Dunten officiating. Burial will follow in the
Brown Cemetery near Bryan.
Memorials may be made to the Hopewell United Brethren Church, Auburn.
Marie D. Bishop
(1908 - 1999)
DEFIANCE - Marie D. Bishop , 90, died at Laurels of Defiance on Tuesday,
May 4, 1999.
Born on Aug. 15, 1908, in Defiance County, she was the daughter of
Catherine (Liska) and Samuel Rath. On Sept. 23, 1939, she married Ray Bishop
who preceded her in death. Mrs. Bishop attended Tiffin schools and was
formerly employed by Holabird of Bryan. She is survived by two brothers,
Richard and Leonard Rath of Bryan.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents;
five brothers, George, Earl, Virgil, Robert and Wilbur; and two sisters,
Eleanor Sohnly and Martha Gallagher.
Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Friday, at Mast-Mock-Hoffman
Funeral Home in Defiance.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Glen D. Whisler officiating.
Burial will be in Poplar Ridge Cemetery in Defiance.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association or to the donor's
Dr. Robert C. Krutsch
(1928 - 1999)
COLDWATER, Mich. - Dr. Robert C. Krutsch, 70, of Coldwater, died Monday,
May 3, 1999, in Sebring, Fla.
He was born June 7, 1928, in Bellevue, Ohio, to Lois (Neblung) and
Raymond Krutsch. Graduating from Assumption High School in Windsor, Ontario,
he then attended several universities, and in 1951 received his Doctor
of Dental Surgery from the University of Detroit, Mercy.
In 1953, he married Dorthea Fulton in Wyandotte. He began his dental
practice in 1957 in Wyandotte, and began his Coldwater practice in 1965.
Dr. Krutsch was very active in the community in local clubs, agencies and
He is survived by two sons; two daughters; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and
Visitation will be Thursday at the Gillespie Funeral Home in Coldwater
from 5-8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Charles
Catholic Church in Coldwater with Fr. Robert Creagan officiating. Burial
will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Fountain Grove Cemetery in Bryan, Ohio.
Memorials may be made to the Coldwater Sunshine Rotary Club for the
animal shelter, or St. Charles School.
Rudolph H. Basselman
(1941 - 1999)
RIDGEVILLE CORNERS - Rudolph H. Basselman, 57, of Ridgeville Corners,
died Monday, May 3, 1999, at the Fulton County Health Center of Wauseon.
Born July 10, 1941, near Deshler, he was the son of Augusta (Dickmander)
and Herman Basselman. On July 22, 1962, he married Patricia Gerken and
He graduated from Indiana Institute of Technology in 1963 and owned
and operated Basselman Engineering and Land Surveying since 1971. He was
a member and past president of the Maumee Valley Chapter of the Ohio Society
of Professional Engineers.
A member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, he had been congregation
president and deacon, choir director and had directed the Ridgeville Community
Choir which he founded in 1976. He was a former member of the Northwesternaires
Barbershop Chorus. Mr. Basselman was a member of the Ridgeville Township
Volunteer Fire Department for 22 years, and also an EMT. In addition to
his wife, he is survived by four sons, Randall (and wife, Angela) of Cincinnati,
Dennis (Kelly) of Napoleon, David and Steven, both of Ridgeville Corners,
and a daughter, Mrs. Mark (Sandra) Miller of St. Louis, Mo.; eight grandchildren;
and a brother, Alfred of Deshler. He was preceded in death by his parents
and a grandson, Andrew Miller.
Visitation will be Thursday from 7-9 p.m. and Friday from 2-4 and 6-9
at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's
Lutheran Church with Bishop Marcus Lohrmann, Pastors Timothy Sonnenberg,
Ray Gottschling, Norman Norden and David Gensch officiating. Burial will
follow at Locust Grove Cemetery, Ridgeville Corners. Memorials may be made
to the Ridgeville Township Fire Department, the Rainbow Oncology Treatment
Center or a charity of the donor's choice.
(1925 - 1999)
ARCHBOLD Ñ James E. Eicher, 74, of Pettisville, died Monday afternoon,
May 3, 1999, at St. Vincent-Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, where he had
been a patient for two weeks. Born April 19, 1925, near Archbold, he was
the son of Bertha (Burkholder) and Arthur Eicher. On Nov. 16, 1947, he
married Grace Stamm, and she survives. A member of the Central Mennnonite
Church, he was a lifelong resident of the Archbold/Pettisville area, had
farmed and was a partner in Eicher's Repair Center in Pettisville the last
20 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Peter,
David (and wife, Sue) and Curtis (Elaine), all of Pettisville; three daughters,
Mrs. Vernon (Jeanette) Rice of Strasburg, Pa., Joyce Bedsworth of Hesston,
Kan., and Mrs. Geoff (Jane) Rinard of Washington D.C.; 14 grandchildren;
three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Martha) Stamm of Archbold, Mary Short of Pettisville
and Mrs. Dale (Helen) Weldy of Archbold. He was preceded in death by his
parents and a son-in-law, Philip Bedsworth. Friends may call at the fellowship
hall of the Central Mennonite Church on Thursday from 2-9 p.m. Memorial
services will be held on Friday at 4 p.m. at the church with Pastors Charles
Gautsche, Wayne Pipkin and Jeffrey Smith officiating. Interment will precede
in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, is in charge
Edna J. "Dutch" Grime
(1903 - 1999)
ARCHBOLD - Edna J. "Dutch" Grime, 95, of Archbold, died Monday morning,
May 3, 1999, at Fairlawn Haven in Archbold, where she had resided since
Mrs. Grime was born May 11, 1903, near Archbold, a daughter of Lucy
(Gould) and Samuel Clingaman. She married Floyd Grime on Feb. 16, 1921,
and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1970. She was a lifelong resident
of the area and had worked at the former Wauseon Mfg. Co. for several years.
She was a member of the Archbold United Methodist Church, the Democratic
Women's Club and the American Legion BLW Post 311 Auxiliary.
Surviving are a son, Daryl (and wife, Dorothy) of Archbold; two daughters,
Dorothea Garman of Archbold and Mrs. Ralph (Donna) Dehnbostel of South
Lyon, Mich.; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a brother,
Andrew Clingaman; and a sister, Pearl Geesey.
Friends may call in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold on Wednesday
from 2-9 p.m.
Services will be held on Thursday at the funeral home at 2:30 p.m.
with Pastor Kent Jaquette officiating. Interment will follow in the Johnson
Cemetery near Archbold.
Denver D. Stamm
(1927 - 1999)
ARCHBOLD - Denver D. Stamm, 72, of Archbold, died Monday morning, May
3, 1999, in his home.
Born March 13, 1927, near Archbold, he was the son of Priscilla (Stuckey)
and Gustav Stamm, and married Jeanne Foust on Jan. 11, 1950. He was a lifelong
area resident and a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church of rural Stryker.
Mr. Stamm owned and operated the former Tri-State Elevator in Elmira
for more than 40 years and also farmed and raised turkeys for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; a son, Mark (and wife, Sue) of
Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Tina) Lange and Mrs. Jeff (Tana) Sauder,
both of Archbold; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Delilah) of
Waldron, Mich., Harold of Wauseon and Duane of Archbold; five sisters,
Beulah Stockburger of West Unity, Wilma Roth of Archbold, Mrs. Luther (Geneva)
Shetler of Bluffton, Zelma Kauffman and Grace Eicher, both of Archbold.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Irma Short.
Friends may call at the Lockport Mennonite Church from 2-9 p.m. on
Memorial services will be held on Thursday at the church with Pastors
Mark Miller, Wendy Miller and Allen Rutter officiating. Interment will
precede in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, is in charge
of the arrangements.
Donald Lee Oxender
(1944 - 1999)
WEST UNITY - Donald Lee Oxender, 54, of West Unity, died early this
morning, May 4, 1999, at his home. He was a lifelong resident of the area
and a 1962 graduate of Hilltop High School.
Born on Oct. 29, 1944, in Bryan, he was the son of Marillyn (VanFossen)
and Leslie G. Oxender, who survive. A veteran of the U.S. Navy serving
on the USS Norfolk, he was a dairy farmer and a bus driver for Millcreek
West Unity Schools for 23 years.
Mr. Oxender was employed by Sauders Woodworking Co. for 10 1/2 years
as area manager of packaging; was a founder of the Williams County Young
Dairy Farmers, a 25-year 4-H adviser, a member of the Alvordton United
Methodist Church and the Northwest Ohio Snow Crusiers. He and his wife
also shared their home with three Japanese exchange students, Mayumi Yanagi,
Megumi Yanagi and Kayoko Suzuki.
On Dec. 12, 1964, he was united in marriage to Sandra L. Gorringe,
and she survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Henry (Lisa Renee)
Barlage of Chillicothe, Mrs. Kent (Gayle Linee) Collins of Montpelier,
Justin DaneŽ Oxender and Lorraine Janee Oxender at home; his parents; a
brother, Darold Oxender of DeWitt, Mich.; and six grandchildren, Lane,
Megan, Rachel, Courtney, Morgan and Taylor.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Gordon Oxender; and two brothers,
DeWayne and Ronald Oxender.
Burial will precede the services at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at Floral
Grove Cemetery, West Unity. Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. at the West
Unity United Methodist Church and memorial services will follow at the
church at 4 p.m., with the Rev. Daniel Bare officiating. Preferred memorials
may be made to 4-H Camp Palmer, Hilltop Cheerleading Fund, or the Alvordton
United Methodist Church.
Hollingshead Funeral Home, West Unity, is in charge of arrangements.
(1923 - 1999)
MONTPELIER - Mary Frances Thrailkill, 75, of Montpelier, died Sunday,
May 2, 1999, at Community Hospitals of Williams County, Bryan.
Born Sept. 13, 1923, in Middletown, she was the daughter of Rose and
Perry Allen. She was a graduate of Wolcottville High School in Indiana.
A member of the Victory Barn Church in Edgerton, she was a retired
employee of Metal Forge Co. in Stryker and also had worked for Williams
County Home Health Care.
She is survived by three sons, Denton (and wife, Mary) Krontz Jr.,
of Bryan; Steve Krontz of Montpelier and John Thrailkill, Montpelier; a
daughter, Mary Ann Krontz of Evergreen Manor Nursing Home, Montpelier;
a brother, Raymond Allen of Bryan; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Terry Thrailkill;
a daughter, Connie Thrailkill; a sister, Edna Mae Potter; two husbands,
John Thrailkill and Victor Betts; and two grandchildren, Kathy and Timothy
Friends may call today in the Hollingshead Funeral Home in West Unity
from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Services will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Victory
Barn Church, Edgerton, with Pastor Rosene Short officiating. Interment
will be in Floral Grove Cemetery, West Unity.
Kenneth L. Stone Jr.
(1931 - 1999)
Kenneth L. Stone Jr., 67, of Bryan, died early Monday morning, May 3,
1999, in Harborside Healthcare Northwestern Ohio-Bryan, where he had been
a patient. Born on Aug. 27, 1931, in Buckhannon, W. Va., he was the son
of Lucille (Wood) and Kenneth L. Stone Sr.
On April 11, 1953, he married Ruthanne Posey and she survives.
Mr. Stone was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, a volunteer
Boy Scout leader where he earned a Silver Beaver, the Bryan Lions Club
and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He had received a B.S. degree from Alderson-Broaddos Philippi in West
Virginia, a master's from West Virginia University, and had been employed
with the U.S. Soil Conservation Service for 28 years.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons, Michael of Orlando,
Fla., Mark (and wife Darla) and Kevin, all of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Todd
(Kathy) Henricks of Bryan; five grandchildren, Justin Stone of Edgerton,
Derek and Heather Stone of Montpelier, and Randy and Kaitlyn Henricks of
Bryan; three step-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
There will be no calling hours and graveside services will be private.
Memorials may be made to the Boy Scouts Black Swamp Council, Community
Hospital Hospice Program or the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Rice Funeral Home in Bryan is in charge of arrangements.
Ralph J. Miller
(1911 - 1999)
ARCHBOLD - Ralph J. Miller, 87, of Archbold, died Sunday morning, May
2, 1999, at the Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. He had been life-long
area farmer and was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold.
Born in Fulton County on Oct. 31, 1911, he was the son of Louise (Waldfogel)
and Ernest Miller. In 1932 he married Florence Bernath, and she preceded
him in death in 1988. He later married Catherine Burrows, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Richard and Thomas,
both of Archbold; a daughter, Kay Vendrick of Smyrna, Del.; nine grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Grisier Funeral Home
in Archbold on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Pastor Matthew Boyers officiating.
Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery.
Preferred memorials may be made to the Archbold Evangelical Mennonite
Wayne F. Bowers
(1930 - 1999)
WEST UNITY - Wayne F. Bowers, 69, of West Unity, died Saturday, May
1, 1999, at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo.
Born Jan. 28, 1930, in West Unity, he was the son of Stella (Beck)
and Lawrence Bowers and was a lifelong resident of this area. He was a
1948 graduate of West Unity High School; an Army veteran of the Korean
Conflict; a member of the VFW #2489 of Bryan and the Loyal Order of the
Moose #312 of Montpelier.
Mr. Bowers was a retired truck driver for D.I.A. in Montpelier.
In June of 1979, he married Peggy Lero and she survives. He is also
survived by his mother, Stella Bowers, a resident of Hillside Country Living;
two sons, Jeff (and wife, Pat) of Archbold and Joe (Mary) of West Unity;
two daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jill) Filler of Montpelier and Mrs. Les (Jeni)
Smith of Pettisville; a brother, Max (Joan) of LaGrande, Ore.; a sister,
Mrs. Gerald (Claudine) Schmucker of Stryker; nine grandchildren; and four
great-grandchildren. There will be no visitation.
Private graveside services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in the Lockport
Cemetery with the Rev. Walter Stuckey officiating. Final military rites
will be conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars #2489 of Bryan.
Hollingshead Funeral home in West Unity is in charge of arrangements.
Bill E. McGue
(1935 - 1999)
DEFIANCE - Bill E. McGue, 64, of Defiance died Friday evening, April
30, 1999, at his residence.
He was born Feb. 2, 1935, in Lima, the son of Helen (McCauley) and
Charles McGue, and married Carol Wilson on Sept. 19, 1960. A member of
the Church of Christ-Defiance, he was the owner and operator of McGue Plumbing
Co. in Defiance, and was an Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Mr. McGue is survived by his wife, Carol; a son, Matthew of Bremen;
a daughter, Vickie Roberts of Defiance; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mrs. Ed (Sue) Porter of Defiance.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Patricia Dellinger and Sandra
Mast; and a niece. Friends may call at Mast-Mock-Hoffman Funeral Home in
Defiance today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will be Tuesday at
11 a.m. at the funeral home with Bob Shepard and the Rev. Bryan Maxey officiating.
Interment will be in Riverview Memory Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, Caring Way of Defiance County.
Golda M. (Lero) Kerstetter
(1905 - 1999)
Golda M. (Lero) Kerstetter, 94, of Bryan, died Saturday afternoon, May
1, 1999, in Community Hospital of Williams County-Bryan.
Born on April 10, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Florence (Bordner)
and William Dancer. A homemaker, she married Henry Lero in 1925, and he
died in 1978. In 1980 she married Arthur Kerstetter, who died in 1993.
She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in Defiance.
Surviving are a son, Laverne Lero of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Lester
(Lavina) Hoellrich of Holgate; a stepson, Niles Kerstetter of Toledo; a
stepdaughter, Elaine Reimus of Michigan; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death
by eight brothers and four sisters.
Visiting hours are today from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Mast-Mock-Hoffman
Funeral Home in Defiance.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with
the Rev. Gerald Mallott officiating. Burial will be in Florida Cemetery
in Henry County.
Memorials may be made to the St. John United Church of Christ or to
the donor's choice.
Frances E. Blue
(1900 - 1999)
BROOKSVILLE, FLA. - Frances E. "Fern" Blue, 99, died April 29, 1999
at "The Heritage" in Brooksville, Fla.
Mrs. Blue was born March 14, 1900. She was preceeded in death by her
husband William, four sisters and two brothers.
She is survived by numerous nieces and one nephew.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home-Montpelier
with the Rev. David Tilly officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the donor's choice.
Bob L. Kemp
HILLSDALE Mich. - Bob L. Kemp, 64, of Hillsdale, Mich., died early this
morning, Nov. 3, 1999, in his home. Among survivors is his wife, Barbara.
Arrangements are pending at the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Warren E. Wyse
ARCHBOLD - Warren E. Wyse, 76, Archbold, died late Tuesday night, Nov.
2, 1999, at Heartland of Wauseon. Arrangements are pending at Short Funeral
Jenetta May Carder
Continental - Jenetta May Carder, 85, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 1,
1999, at the Lima Memorial Hospital in Lima.
Born May 15, 1914, in Kalida, she was the daughter of Lillian (Miner)
and Charles Little. On Oct. 20, 1932, she married John N. Carder and he
preceded her in death in September 1957. Mrs. Carder retired in 1979 from
Sylvania in Ottawa, where she was a member of the Quarter Century Club.
She is survived by two sons, Nelson E. Carder, Ney; Bob A. Carder,
Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Terry (Teresa) Howard of Continental; five grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by
a son, Robert Carder; a grandson; a great-granddaughter; and nine brothers
Visitation will be Wednesday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., and Thursday from
noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Heitmeyer Funeral Home in Continental.
Funeral services are Thursday at 2:30 in the funeral home with the
Rev. Russell Kirkendall officiating.
Suggested memorials are to the Putnam County Hospice.
Alva O. Strup
EDON - Alva O. Strup, 90, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 1, 1999, in his
home following a brief illness.
Born March 22, 1909, near Blakeslee, he was the son of Flora (Lauchlen)
and Henry Strup. On Oct. 27, 1955, he married Arlene June (Gaskill) Mauk,
and she survives.
Mr. Strup was preceded in death by five sisters, four brothers, a stepson
and a great-grandson. A farmer for many years, he was also a machinist
at Simpson Industries for 15 years, retiring in 1972.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Strup is survived by five sons, Alva L.
(and wife Arlene) Strup, of Lafayette, Ind.; Dennis L (Pat) Strup, of Bryan;
Gary L. (Virginia) Strup, of Lafayette, Ind.; Marvin L. (Denise) Strup
of Edon; and Ray l. Strup, Bryan; four daughters, June L. Beal, Fort Wayne,
Ind.; Mrs. Larry (Helen L.) Goebel, Edgerton; and Mrs. Nicholas (Deborah)
Dulle, Edon; four stepsons, Jim (Anneliese) Mauk, Highland, Calif.; Ronald
(Louisa) Mauk, 29 Palms, Calif.; Charles (Pat) Mauk, Bryan; and Richard
(Terry) Mauk, Montgomery, Mich.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. David (Barbara) Buntain,
Bryan; 19 grandchildren; 19 stepgrandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
27 stepgreat-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Preceding
him in death were four brothers, Leslie, Jessie, Henry and Walter; five
sisters, Bessie Wischmeyer, Dessie Strup, Doris Deffenbaugh, Opal Lovejoy
and Flora Strup; a stepson and a great-grandson.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 9 p.m. in the Krill Funeral
Home in Edon.
Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the
Rev. John Rumple officiating.
Preferred memorials are to Hospice-The Caring Way of Williams-Fulton
counties or to the Melbern United Methodist Church.
Lester Arlo Lougheed
MONTPELIER - Lester Arlo Lougheed, 89, died early Monday morning, Nov.
1, 1999, at Genesis Eldercare, Eustis, Fla.
Born April 5, 1910, in Bridgewater Township, he was the son of Minnie
M. (McCrea) and John L. Lougheed. On Feb. 12, 1983 he married Ethel A.
(Berry) and she survives.
Mr. Lougheed was a 1929 graduate of Montpelier High School and a farmer.
He attended Fort Wayne (Ind.) Business school for two years, and was the
Williams County auditor from 1958 to 1975.
He was a member of the Bridgewater Grange, the Williams County Farm
Bureau, the State of Ohio Auditors Association, the Montpelier Masonic
Lodge 547, the Scottish Rite and the former Odd Fellows Lodge in Cooney.
Along with his wife, Ethel, he was involved in puppet ministry and other
secular programs. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church in Montpelier
and attended the First Baptist Church in Tavares, Fla.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Lougheed is survived by a son, John (and
wife JoAnn) Lougheed of Bryan; a daughter, Mrs. Lavon (Mary Sue) Coy of
Pioneer; six grandchildren; two step grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Lougheed was preceded in death by his first wife, Isabelle in 1981;
a sister, Doris; and two great-grandchildren.
Suggested memorials are to St. Paul's Methodist Church in Montpelier
or the First Baptist Church in Tavares, Fla.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Thompson
Funeral Home in Montpelier.
Services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St. Paul's United Methodist
with the Revs. Harry Jordon and David Andersen officiating.
Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Montpelier.
WALDRON, Mich. - Herma F. Sutton, 95, of Waldron, Mich., died Saturday,
Oct. 30, 1999, at Fulton Manor, Wauseon.
Born April 10, 1904, in Franklin Township, she was the daughter of
Clara L. (Schaffner) and Martin Sayers. On Dec. 25, 1923, she married Clifford
Sutton and he survives.
Mrs. Sutton was a cook at RiceÕs Restaurant, DeMor Hills Golf
Course, and at Indian Meadows restaurant. She was the oldest living member
of the Fayette United Methodist Church, and had been a member of the WomenÕs
Society at the church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ralph
(Janice) Figgins; a son, Wendell (and wife Margaret) Sutton, all of Fayette;
four grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Sayers; and two sisters,
Mary Morningstar and Gladys Claypool.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral
Home. Funeral services are Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett
Chapel in Fayette, with the Rev. Gerald Frazee officiating.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Fayette United Methodist
Oakley J. "Bergie" Bergman
(1925 - 1999)
HICKSVILLE - Oakley J. "Bergie" Bergman, 74, early Friday, Oct. 29,
1999, at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., where he had been
a patient for the past week. Born Aug. 9, 1925, in Bryan, he was the son
of Dale and Jessie (Fisher) Bergman. Mr. Bergman graduated from Bryan High
School with the class of 1943. During World War II, Mr. Bergman served
with the U.S. Marines. On Feb. 1, 1946 he was united in marriage with Jeanne
Brandon in Stryker, and she survives. The Bergmans moved to Hicksville
Mr. Bergman was a member of the Hicksville American Legion and the
Hicksville Eagles Lodge. He worked for the Kroger Company as a meat cutter
for 27 years, the Goldenetz Market in Hicksville for 17 years, and Cline's
Market in Hicksville for 16 years, retiring in 1999. In addition to his
wife, Mr. Bergman is survived by one son, Ron Bergman, Bryan; two daughters,
Sandy Sholl, Hicksville; Deb Johnson, New Haven, Ind.; one brother, Denver
Bergman, Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Edna Wagner, N. Fort Meyers, Fla.;
Betty Kemp, Edgerton; four grandsons; one great-grandson.
Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville, after 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 31. Funeral Services will be in the funeral home at 11 a.m.
Monday, Nov. 1, with Pastor Fred Brandon officiating. Burial be in the
Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville. Military services will be conducted by
the Hicksville V.F.W. and American Legion.
Preferred memorials are to the American Diabetes Association or the
Betty Jean Wallace
(1942 - 1999)
Betty Jean Wallace, 57, of rural Bryan, died early Friday morning, Oct.
29 in Harbored Care Center of Northwest Ohio after a brief illness.
Born Jan. 13, 1942 in Defiance County, she was the daughter of Erodes
C. "Bud" and Doors (Underfeed) Severs. She married Bud E. Wallace on Nov.
15, 1963 in Edgerton and he survives. Mrs. Wallace was a nurses aide at
Parkview Nursing Center In Edgerton for 22 years.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wallace is survived by one son, David
Wallace, of Bryan; her mother, Doris Seevers, Bryan; four sisters, Carol
Card, Edgerton; Connie Hulbert, Bryan; Rosemary Rice, Ft. Wayne, Ind.;
Linda Nolan, Tallassee, Alabama; two brothers, Robert Seevers, Edgerton;
and Jerry Seevers, Hudson, Ind. She was preceded in death by her father,
one brother, Samuel Seevers and one sister, Peggy Scroggins.
Visitation will be in the Krill Funeral Home, Edgerton from 2-4 p.m.
and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1.
Services will be Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. in the Krill Funeral
Home with Pastor Jeff Woolum officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove
Memorials in the name of Betty J. Wallace may be given to the charity
of the donor's choice.